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what transpired here has some residents stunned and horrified. >> people are shocked, shocked that a police officer would shoot a dog in a crowded place. seems insane. >> a little dangerous to be firing dozen in a crowd of 10,000 people. also if you look at the space where they shot the gun, that bullet could ricochet anywhere. >> reporter: what seems clear is that two dogs, both on leashes, got into a fight on an 18th street sidewalk. a police officer intervened, tossed one of the dogs down a stairwell, and fired his gun. >> bit on the foot. dogs bite each other. it wasn't a major altercation. i broke it up.
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>> his hand bear some minor puncture marks where he put his hand in the dog's mouth to break up the scuffle. he says two-year-old parrot has no history of biting. >> a totally loving dog. he loves humans. got a little overwhelmed with the people. >> reporter: the mayor campaigning, said he had been briefed about the shooting by the police chief. >> had a dog that was out of control. it was literally attacking people, including a police officer who came in to intervene in the situation. when the actual shooting took place, the dog was not near anybody else. it wasn't near any people. >> it's ridiculous. >> reporter: some residents are still angry, especially dog owners. >> there's just no way this should have happened. they just killed somebody's child, and somebody needs to be held responsible for it. >> reporter: andrea mckaren, 9 news now. so far tonight, police have not responded to our request for an interview. a braise -- police say it may be related to a second robbery in the same area. it happened at 2:30 at the hair
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cutlery and as pen shopping plaza center. a man with a knife walked into a salon and demanded money. the louden county sheriff's office said the same man may have robbed a taco bell and kfc restaurant last week. anyone with information about the robbery should contact police. a search is underway tonight for a man who escaped police custody and may be headed to this area. hall palmer slipped from baltimore police who were transporting him to jail on murder charges. authorities say he tried to stab a man to death. he is described as 32 years old, a white male, last seen driving a 2008 kia spectra with maryland tags and a doughnut or spare tire on one of the wheels. a couple shot to death in their ellicott city home. tonight police are describing their deaths as domestic. saturday evening, neighbors heard gunshots inside the residence that clara stout and reginald grave shared with their three children. it was other children playing outside the home on bining
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bridge place who first noticed that something was wrong. >> i was sitting on the porch, converseing with a neighbor, and my niece and nephew ran up, and there was, like, blood everywhere, and the guy told them to get away from the house. >> my son came home, saying to my husband that the kids heard two, i think, gunshots, and some kids coming out from the house crying, saying that "the mommy and daddy are killed wednesday. >> we got a and call around 6:00, and the neighbor here in this area reported that a child had come to her home and said that it looked like there were people who were injured or even worse inside the home. >> tonight police are saying no signs of forced entry in that house, and they say a weapon has been recovered from the scene. the bodies were taken to the medical examiner's office, where an autopsy will be performed to help police determine if this was a case of murder suicide. law enforcement in caller have county, they're on high alert after homes of two
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officers were shot up. small children were inside the homes at the time. violence had prompted some other officers to move out of town. >> we don't believe that it was a random act. we believe that they targeted police officers. >> reporter: bullet-riddled homes owned by a state trooper and a deputy. the assault amounted to 20 shots to the homes within a mile and a half of each other in the chesapeake ranch estates in calvert county. a patrol car also shot up. >> anytime that you have police officers who are targeted, you know, you could be that police officer. >> reporter: the state trooper wasn't home; but it's where his wife and five-year-old child was sleeping. the deputy and his family, including a three-year-old toddler, were home at the time. >> this is so unusual for calvert county. >> reporter: detectives are looking at gang retaliation as a possible motive after recent arrests of gang members. the sheriff said he's not made a direct link to gang activity, but he says gang members have
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made verbal death threats against the deputies, and ever since the shootings this past weekend, he said he's told his department and other law enforcement to take the necessary precautions. law enforcement who live at the chesapeake ranch estates have made a mass exodus. >> my son, for instance, moved his wife and child out, and the state police, our sheriff deputies have all taken that same kind of action until we get to the bottom of this. >> reporter: officers raided this home saturday night, arresting three men on unrelated charges. it's not only put law enforcement and their families on alert, but also residents. >> it's just sad that things like this are happening. >> reporter: in calvert county, serre chin, 9 news now. >> we're told that nobody has been charged in the shootings. turn to the d.c. mayor race, the final weekend of campaigning, and tonight there are charges and counter charges surrounding an alleged vote buying. supporters of the mayor produced their own youtube video, which they say shows vincent gray campaigning people, offering free rides and gift certificates in exchange
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for votes. >> have you got your card? >> no, i don't have my gift card. >> you didn't? >> no. >> here you go. >> reporter: the video is all over the place, but the audio may prove to be the key of the allegations. supporters of the mayor interviewed people who say they were offered gift certificates at the nearby giant food store if they got into a van for a trip to the early voting precinct at the tenants and learning center in the southeast. >> told me they would give me a $10 giant gift card. >> and that was -- when was that? somebody from the gray campaign? >> reporter: volunteers set up their own sting to try and prove the gray campaign was offering the gift certificates in exchange for votes. >> can i get a giant gift card if i vote? >> it's not to vote. you get a giant gift card -- >> what are we getting it for? >> you get a giant gift card for lunch or dinner. >> reporter: but did they
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really prove their case? you can decide for yourself after listening to the tape. >> i get in your van. >> yeah, and we buy you lunch. you get in the van, you go vote, i'll be right here. >> who have i got to vote for? gray? >> no. you can vote for whoever the hell -- you can vote for yourself. >> reporter: last week it was the venti camp on the defense as people not affiliated with either campaign charged they were promised $100 if they accepted rides to the polls and voted for mayor venti. gray called for an fbi investigation. >> there is evidence this man went down and voted that day. >> reporter: one driver unnamed may have said to somebody, "hey, if you come to vote for me, you may get a job." that person didn't have authority to offer, let alone if he did it. >> tonight a spokesperson for the gray campaign tells 9 news now, "this is a blatant attempt by the venti campaign to deflect attention away from the vote buying." she said the woman on the videotape does not even work
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for the campaign and made clear that the people who accept the ride and gift certificate can vote for whomever they choose. a warning for parents whose children attend bill elementary school in rockville, maryland. police are searching for a man who approached three students in a wooded area behind the school last week. an 11-year-old girl told police the girl ladder rustling in the woods around 2:45 thursday when school was out. two of the girls ran away, but the 11-year-old went to investigate. >> a man came out of the bushes. she describes him as being dressed all in black, including a black ski mask over his face. she followed him for a short distance. she said that he made some sort of sounds to her, but couldn't distinguish exactly what he was saying. >> the school is sending a letter out to parent letting them know about the incident. while they say no crime was committed, they want to make sure parents and students are vigilant about their safety.
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tea party members marched on the nation's capital sunday as congress prepares to return from summer break. they're demanding less spending by the government. the president and democrats want to extend the bush era tax cuts, but just for individuals with annual incomes of less than $200,000 or joint filers earning less than $250,000. republican leaders may eventually go along, but would like to include individuals earning above 250,000. >> it's the only option i have, to vote for those at 250 and below. of course, i'm going to do that. >> if he's truly saying that we can, as the president called for, get a broad consensus to extend the middle-class tax cuts, we should do it. >> reporter: the white house says they welcome the change in position, but also expressed a skepticism. the imam spearheading the effort to build an islamic center near ground zero in new york appeared this week to
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discuss the controversy. he said, if his group folds under pressure to move, it would send a signal to radicals that the muslim world is under attack in america and will put troops in danger. he also addresses the koran burning threat by florida pastor terry jones. >> how can you equate burning of any person's script picture with an attempt to build interfaith dialogue? this is a house with multifaith stakeholders, with multifaith partners intended to work together towards building peace. >> pastor jones called off the burning, and instead would pleat with rauel saturday. that meeting never happened. rauel said he would have never selected the location near ground zero having known it would provoke this level of controversy. one extremely effective con. and online scam that people fall for, buying, renting or owning. why everyone is at risk, still
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ahead on 9 news now. we actually got some much- needed rain here this morning. not leftover cloud cover for much of the day. that left us to 73 for the official high compared to the high we normally hit. wake-up weathers tracking fog tonight. when that will burn off and how it acts the morning commute with our complete forecast when we come back. form [ male announcer ] antiques can be nice.
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it's time for them to get a simpler life. >> reporter: so empty nesters merwin and polly listed their half a million dollar house up for sale. lots of people responded to the listing, not to buy, but to rent.
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>> initially i said, "there must be some mistake. this property is for sale." >> reporter: one said she was excited to stumble upon this ad. >> the house is still available for rent. also want you to know that it was my transfer to our -- >> reporter: on craig's list. >> saw the $800. i thought, "oh, this is a good price." >> my initial reaction was that it was some kind of practical joke. >> reporter: it was not. the realtor soon discovered that crooks created a bogus classified ad in her client's name to scam consumers. >> yeah. he wants to know my name, my last name, my home address. >> reporter: even her date of birth. >> i kind of thought that it might be identity theft. >> reporter: her instincts were dead on. she did not give away her personal information. but others did. and the federal trade commission says 8.3 million americans were victims of identity theft back in 2005. and this craig's list scheme
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has all the markings of identity theft. >> is it realistic that they could rent a house for $800 when the house is selling for $500,000. just one more way that scammers can try to take advantage of people. >> reporter: meanwhile mary continues her search for a home to rent. she had a few final words for the con artist. >> whoever you are, stop scamming people. >> reporter: lesley foster, 9 news now. the ftc says another possible telltale sign you're being had, grammatical and spelling errors in the body of the text. tomorrow morning on 9 news now, lesley tells you what you need to know to keep from getting caught up in the real estate scam. we want to remind you about an important campaign here at 9, called the hang-up. an effort to get everybody to stop using their cell phones while they're driving. if you have been affected by a driver talking or texting on a cell phone, we would love to share your story on the air. call us and give us your story
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by going to the great hang-up page at or call the phone number listed. some san bruno, california, residents are allowed back home after last week's massive explosion. i'm sandra hughes and will have that story coming up. devon has your monday morning wake-up weather. stay with us.
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it's time for a mayor who will end the cronyism and bring our city together. vince gray. his economic development plan will help expand small businesses and create jobs. his record of reform and accomplishments earned him the praise of newspapers across the city, citing gray's leadership and efforts to pass education reform and expand early childhood education. vince gray -- he cares. he listens. he'll be a leader we can trust and the mayor we need for one city.
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as sandra hughes reports tonight, as many as six people still missing. >> reporter: for those who witnessed last week's
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explosion, but still have a house left standing, it was a shocking homecoming. >> you are literally two houses away from obliteration. >> yes. i feel very lucky. >> reporter: jason lee's deck was hit by flying chunks of debris from the explosion. >> reporter: other homes had no damage, but days without power ruined a refrigerator full of food, small and convenient. >> reporter: while residents whose homes were only damaged are settling back in, people beyond this point would not be allowed back in for a few days, as the investigation continues into the cause of the blast. >> that 28-foot section, a 30- inch pipe, we are, as we speak, crating it up, putting it in a crate, because the investigators have decided that needs to go back to our
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metallurgy labs in washington. >> reporter: a spokesperson for pacific gas and electric confirms the pipe that exploded was on the same line as a section classified as high risk. part of the line was scheduled to be replaced because the risk of failure was considered unacceptably high. >> we very much want to know whether pg and e has done the right thing in meeting federal laws to inspect the transmission lines on time. >> reporter: according to gas company records, the pipeline was scheduled for inspection sometime in the next two years. sandra hughes, cbs news, san bruno, california. >> the gas company says no one in the neighborhood complained of smelling gas in the week before the explosion. the ntsb asked anyone who called in such a report or taped video of the blast to contact investigators. in colorado, an intense 30- acre wildfire has forced more than a hundred residents from their homes tonight. the fire outside of boulder has already destroyed one structure.
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firefighters are using planes and helicopters to drop flame retar dance on the blaze. what does it look like for monday? >> it looks all right. we may have a foggy start to the night and the day. we've seen the fog developing tonight. it may cause some problems in more of the areas that you generally see fog developing, along rivers and streams, along the wilson bridge, things like that. if you happen to look at the sky, you saw moving across the sky earlier this evening. this is courtesy of david down in stafford, virginia. that was the international space station. if you go to space flight at, you're looking at opportunities to view things in space or something or other, you can see the next couple of days, we can still see the international space station. you're going to have to look lower in the sky. this was 60 degrees up in the sky. so the next two days, it will be at a lower angle. but interesting. thanks to the photograph out there, david. next few days, we are looking for a warmer forecast after we burn off morning fog. near mid 80s, taking us to 84 for tomorrow. keeping it through wednesday,
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there's a slight chance of rain coming in that we'll get to. overnight tonight as i was just discussing with bruce, we could see the fog, maybe into some of the more lower line areas, areas that normally see the thicker fog -- i don't see widespread dense fog now. we don't have the advisories. i will update things as necessary. you can check at for tonight or tomorrow morning. howard will have the latest tomorrow morning. the fog burns off, lots of quality sunshine, and warm temperatures, lower to mid 80s, tame a look, surveillance tape imagery. we got clearing earlier in the day. western metro and eastern metro. reagan national, 73, but 76 at dulles international, as we've got more sunshine where we currently stand because of the fog beginning to form. the skies trying to clear, trying to cool off, perfect development for fog. that's when our 9 future cast really shows. this isn't just light rain or
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drizzle. it might be mist with the fog that's forming the low cloud cover. there's the front a that passed through. burn off the fog, turn to southwest winds. a warm afternoon. taking you through the tuesday and wednesday forecast. the winds will switch direction. they're breezy, too. 10 to 20 miles per hour winds on tuesday. but wednesday, a little weak system coming might bring a couple of slight chances for showers. it's a very weak system. should be moving through very quickly. and then back to a nice afternoon. some of the cool spots may be mid 50s. i think a lot of upper 50s to 60s with the fog forming, and then lower to 80 degrees tomorrow morning. a lot of mid temperatures, 83 and 4ish. zone forecast, 80 out west as far as the appalachians, blue ridge, schennen doe with valley. 80s here, 70s off to the eastern shore. 70 forecast. there it is, a warm week all week. i didn't see the cooler air spilling in from yesterday.
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looks like that cooler drier fog will hold off until the second half of the week. then the front blows in. look at that. 73 for a high next sunday. >> yeah. feels like fall almost. >> it does. we replaced the air with the fog. >> coming up, a quick look at sports plus. no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, but it's just the beginning of our work. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. my job is to listen to the shrimpers and fishermen,
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hotel and restaurant workers and find ways to help. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. bp is gonna be here until the oil is gone and the people and businesses are back to normal... until we make this right. but you wouldn't want an antique computer. or an antique tv. ♪ or an antique remote control. so why are you still using an antique cable network created in 1948 for your 2010 tv? it's time to hook your tv up to a 100% fiber optic network. it's time for fios. visit call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v.
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hanging on. they need to hold on. they need to get this. it was so devastating they lose now. they were leading the whole way. >> you think? >> yeah. >> glad you clarified that, of course. we expected a close game in fedex field. that's exactly what we're getting. the redskins and cowboys in a defensive battle going down to the wire. late in the game. right now, skins holding on. they lead 13-7. the cowboys have the ball. complete coverage with brett haber on the set. the highlights, postgame reaction. it's all coming up on sports plus in just a few moments. well, to college football.
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it was a bad week for the acc. three teams dropping out of the usa today top 25, including virginia tech, who suffered that stunning loss to james madison. here's how the top 25 shapes up with top ranked alabama leading the way. >> here's your usa today top 25 coaches' poll presented by sprint, the now network. >> reporter: it was no contest as nick sabine's crimson tied roll over penn state to hold on to the number one spot. not much movement in the ten. ohio state stays at number two. the ducks move up two spots while oklahoma moves up to 9 after a rout at home. unlv was put up 6 spots higher. but the biggest mover of the weekend, steve spurrier's south carolina gamecocks. after downing georgia 17-6, they jumped to 26 this week. welcome back to the top 25. michigan, who beat notre dame saturday. other newcomers to the pole, houston, california and
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missouri. pulling out of the top 25 after losses this weekend, virginia tech, georgia tech, georgia state, georgia and byu. >> and that's your usa top 25 coach's poll presented by sprint, the now network. >> rain in new york postponed today's men's final at the u.s. open. it will be made up tomorrow afternoon at 4:00. you can see the final between rafael nadal and jokevich right here on wusa 9. keeping our fingers crossed. >> nice to take the opener. >> and the game ending just in time for sports. >> just in time. >> watching fog here tonight. could be some quicker fog in the general areas that sea the fog normally, lower-lying areas, areas near streams and value littles. no advisories now. we'll track it overnight and have the latest overnight. after everything burns off fogwise, we are looking at a mild to warm week. >> thank you for watching. "sports plus" is next. have a great weekend, everybody. bye-bye. [ man ] i was deciding what to do
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